Program In Focus
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
COGITATED HM HISTORY
IT STARTED WITH A PINEAPPLE
Due to its tropical qualities and rareness, the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality industry in the whole-wide world as it is being served to the guests. Due to its association with warmth and friendliness, pineapples were often used as the “crowning” piece in large displays of food. The pineapple symbol was also used frequently in the 18th and 19th centuries to decorate bed posts, tablecloths, napkins, and anything associated with welcoming guests. Today, the pineapple remains a fitting symbol for the hospitality industry, and pineapple-themed products still abound. From lamps to candle holders to salt and pepper shakers and beyond, the pineapple motif signifies WELCOME!
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES
World War II has set the stage for the origin of the HRAP more than 60 years ago, according to Jose Cobarrubias, one of the founders of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines. It begun only with a handful of hotels and restaurants as its founding members since the hospitality industry during the post-war was not as dynamic as we know today. Fine dining restaurants exist only in a few establishments and there were no casual dining restaurants in the country except for family-run eateries.
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
IN PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN CARLOS CITY CAMPUS
Marked with vision and wisdom the Hospitality Management (HM) Program of Pangasinan State University, San Carlos begun its system in the year 2010. The head of the department during that time was a visionary man in the person of Dr. Dominador N. Simon where he encouraged some university educators to grab the University’s Faculty Scholarship Program for Hospitality Management, and after two years of academic tutelage, the program launched its offerings with three competent faculty members namely: Dr. Milagrosa M. Malicdem, Mr. Peter John Ignacio and Ms. Mirriam Claudio under the college leadership of Professor Evelyn B. Lomboy.
Since then, Hospitality Management Department has given the green light to offer relevant and viable HM subject courses and services to satiate and quench the Department’s clientele’s thirst for knowledge from the fountain of wisdom.
Advancing to the present time, the Department has grown up of having six hospitable faculty members, to wit, Dr. April Capili-Abalos, Dr. Milagrosa Mandapat-Malicdem, Mr. Charlie Arimado-Benavidez, Mr. Melvin Patrick De Guzman-Villa and Mr. Marjade Perez-Ferrer under the supervision of their Program Chairperson, Dr. Marmie Rosario-Poquiz who are committed to serve in consonance with the four-fold functions of the University.
Adhering the HM programs to the University Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives the Department purports to upgrade the caliber of the local hospitality industry by improving management skills, personnel services, and overall standards while keeping abreast of trends and developments in the national and international community. While it has achieved some of its goals, it is still working to uplift standards and identify new horizons for the hotel and restaurant industry in the 21st century.
This is HM Department committed to serve, where your future is our vision!